Nov 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
to the wash -- post deployment medical care. according to the washington guardian newspaper the obama administration has not made a decision in a timely fashion on whether or not vets will get their care. >> they're suffering through wounds physical and mental and the va system can't handle it all. >> i know as far as medical stability and things like that, veterans are looked at, they're scrutinized. this is i find totally offensive. >> recognize that the government does what they can to try to help the veterans, but they should also recognize there's more that they can do. >> apparently on i lot more. joining us now is john solomon -- a lot more. joining us now is john solomon. the toll is beginning to take. thanks for coming in. >> good to be here. >> give us an idea what the backlog was when the president took office and what it is now. >> about two years ago it was at 30% meaning 30% of veterans were waiting beyond 125 days to get a decision whether they would get benefit coverage. today it's at 68.1% and it's going to get bigger. >> it's doubled in size basically. what's went wr
Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
and it seems if you're washington washington d.c. tv, there are just as many ads about expanding gaming. you see the big vote for question 7 behind me, the big sign, and supporters are hoping to hold a big victory party here at national harbor tonight. this is where they want to build a $800 million destination resort casino, but first they have to get the nod from voters to build both maryland sz sixth casino and to allow table games at slots palses across -- pal asses across maryland. voters are conflicted because of either side of this issue. polls suggest that voters going into this are split right down the middle. >> i'm just -- i'm not certain when i get in there which way i'm going to go. >> reporter: you're actually going to decide in the ballot box. >> in the ballot box, that's what i'm going to do. >> that will bring more jobs. i didn't think any would go toward the schools and i need a job. >> reporter: ununemployed and looking for work? >> i've been looking for work for the past five years. >> reporter: supporters are promising thousands of new jobs and tax money for schools.
Nov 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
mitt romney's twist on bringing change to washington. >> he's saying he's the candidate for change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> mitt romney is concentrating on virginia today as he was toning down his speech after sandy, but today, he was back on the attack. >> these are critical times, an election of consequence. an election where you're not going to shape the country for four years, but for a generation. >> and get this, according to clear politics, barack obama and mitt romney are in a dead heat tied at 47.7% of the votes nationwide. >>> a live look outside. topper shutt will be along in just a few minutes with a full look at your forecast. >>> right after the break, their fight against obesity. some new programs out there to help you shed those unwanted pounds. >>> the epic size of america's obesity rate. many adults and children these days are struggling with their weights. more and more programs are geared towards helping severely overweight people shed some of those pounds. >> reporter: helen
Nov 8, 2012 7:00pm EST
, it is the buzz phrase coming out of washington this week and as peggy fox tells us, if you don't think it could impact you, think again. >> reporter: when federal agencies are forced to cut 9% out of their budget, the washington area alone could see 65,000 federal jobs lost. 97,000 federal contractor jobs could disappear. add to that subcontractors and people who rely on all that and the total local job loss is nearly 500,000. >> you can't cut back the federal government by 9% without finding some impact on every town on every individual across the country. >> reporter: george mason economist steven fuller says federal services and facilities could be shut down or cut back. the national zoo and smithsonian could cut back hours. you might not get that passport renewed in time for your trip. >> new york city is all but shut down. >> reporter: how about the next big storm? >> the weather guys will have to look out the window more often. >> reporter: meterologists were able to track hurricane sandy using federal satellites. will noaa be able to spend what it needs? >> satellite controlled navi